Progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall recently spoke with United Steelworkers (USW) Assistant to the President Leeann Foster on the War on Women. Leeann is also the Associate General Counsel for the USW.
They discussed federal and state legislation which has created a lot of controversy and has women, and men, recognizing the Republican assault on women’s health and other issues.
When the House in Georgia passed an abortion bill during the debate, Republican State Representative Terry England compared women carrying still-born fetuses to livestock on his farm.
“He basically said that his calves and pigs had to deliver their fetuses, dead or alive. They had to carry them to term,” said Foster, “and he dealt with them when he had time to deal with them. There was no reason why a woman shouldn’t have to carry that fetus to term.”
Romney and GOP supporters are attempting to downplay any attack as a figment of their imagination.
They talked about comments made by Republican supporters such as Foster Friess saying, “Back in my day, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees.”
“It’s this kind of disdain for women that really almost amounts to an assault on our personage,” said Foster.
Click the audio button below to listen to the conversation.